Adventurocity's Rick Green cooling down with an Angkor beer on the Tonle Sap.

When it's 35°C and the humidity is above 90%, cold, cheap beer and some locally-made banana chips will keep you going. Adventurocity's Rick Green cools down with an Angkor while cruising out to the Vietnamese-Khmer floating village of Chong Khneas on Cambodia's Great Lake. Angkor is a 5% ABV pale lager made in Sihanoukville by Cambrew, a subsidiary of Carlsberg. It is Cambodia's national beer.

Most residents of Chong Khneas are engaged in fishing, the Tonle Sap being one of the world's most productive inland fisheries. It provides over 75% of Cambodia's annual inland fish catch, supporting over three million people and making up 60% of Cambodians' protein intake. While the benefit of visiting during low season is that you can get a clear photo of Angkor Wat, the lake's water level is low (here, less than two metres), so you don't see any fishing activity. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow)

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